THE BIG BANG THEORY “The Love Car Displacement” Review

THE BIG BANG THEORY "The Love Car Displacement" Season 4 Episode 13 - This week the gang head off to speak at the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies Symposium on the Impact of Current Scientific Research on Societal Interactions – and Amy brings her brand new bestie, Penny, with her. This newfound friend status comes as a surprise to Penny, but she’s lured in by the promise of a spa hotel.

Naturally, things don’t go smoothly. Differences of opinion, travel rearrangements for Penny, sleeping rearrangements for everyone, and a spat between Howard and Bernadette lead to tension in the group, culminating in the gang’s debate deteriorating into a thinly veiled squabble over sex and penises. Or something.

I watched this episode twice over to try and figure out how I felt about it. The premise was good and there were a few amusing moments, but it mostly felt like a vehicle (no pun intended) for bad, vague sex jokes. Penny felt like she had been called forth from two seasons back; gone was the girl who’d started spouting Star Wars trivia, this Penny was baffled by Star Trek’s ‘neutral zone’. Read More...


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